Posted on 2/28/2014 12:00 PM By anonymous
March 2014 - In November 2013, the Department of Labor announced its final rule regarding the Persuader Rule would be issued March 2014; however, the department has recently postponed their decision.
Posted on 7/30/2013 7:38 AM By anonymous
July 30, 2014 - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement in response to the White House corporate tax reform proposal unveiled by President Obama in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Posted on 7/8/2013 4:33 AM By anonymous
The Department of Labor ("DOL") intends to implement a new rule that would reverse the DOL’s longstanding interpretation of the advice exemption to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act ("LMRDA") and expand the scope of employer activities that would trigger reporting requirements under the LMRDA. The so-call "persuader" rule is a linchpin of organized labor’s efforts to increase union membership. This proposed change, which the DOL seeks to implement by November 2013, is expected to have a significant impact on employers and others, including employer associations and attorneys who provide advice to employers in labor and employment matters. As union membership and interest in organizing has waned, this is yet another attempt by organized labor to remain relevant.
Posted on 1/24/2012 4:03 AM By anonymous
ABC Jan. 4 criticized President Obama for undermining the U.S. Senate’s advice and consent role by recess-appointing Democrats Sharon Block, deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the Department of Labor; Richard Griffin, general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); and Republican Terence Flynn, chief counsel to NLRB member Brian Hayes.